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03 April, 2020 — By Lucy Popescu

Silas Carson and Lucy Black in Drawing the Line. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

HAMPSTEAD Theatre in partnership with The Guardian will be streaming a series of hit productions from its digital archive. These include Mike Bartlett’s Wild (until April 5) Beth Steel’s Wonderland (April 6-12) and Howard Brenton’s Drawing the Line (April 13-19) for free. Available to watch on and over three consecutive weeks as part of #HampsteadTheatreAtHome series.

• Little Angel Theatre has launched a host of video stories on its website and online stay-at-home activity guides to keep children and their parents/carers entertained while schools are closed. They will be releasing a daily video story, including Puss in Boots and Little Red Riding Hood, told to camera by one of their performers. Each story will include activity guides, aimed at children from 3 to 11, divided into two categories. The resources are being offered for free, but any small donation would be greatly appreciated. Visit:

• From April 2, a selection of much-loved National Theatre Live productions will be available to watch on YouTube, free for two months. The National Theatre Collection – an online resource for schools, universities, libraries and the wider education sector – can be accessed at home during the school closure period. The first production to be broadcast as part of National Theatre at Home will be Richard Bean’s One Man Two Guvnors featuring James Corden. For more info visit

• Breach Theatre, an associate ensemble of New Diorama, has released their acclaimed works via YouTube. It’s True, It’s True, It’s True, based on the case of the rape of Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi, was due to be performed at the Barbican this April. Instead, it will be streamed on Breach’s YouTube channel following its TV premiere on BBC Four. Breach Theatre will also stream The Beanfield for the first time – a political drama praised for its vivid portrayal of the brutal conflict between new age travellers and police and the Joan of Leeds soundtrack – the medieval mystery with live music that recently played at the New Diorama. For details visit


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